Banjo Hangout Logo
Banjo Hangout Logo

Premier Sponsors

224
Banjo Lovers Online


Want to hide these Google ads? Join the Players Union!
Feb 16, 2020 - 9:07:19 AM
1999 posts since 1/23/2003

I recently came across a John Farris baritone banjay model openback with I think a 9"spunover rim. It has a slotted headstock and a weirdly designed 5th string tuner set up. All the original tuners are guitar type open geared with what I believe are ivory knobs. It says on the wooden truss rod "Amateur" Pat. 1885 and engraved in the hoop is, John Farris Hartford, Ct USA. Does anyone know about John Farris banjos from Hartford, Ct?

Feb 16, 2020 - 10:57:25 AM

banjonz

New Zealand

10882 posts since 6/29/2003

Post photos please.

Feb 16, 2020 - 11:33:55 AM
Players Union Member

carmelite

Canada

38 posts since 10/17/2007

Here is another few pics.






Feb 16, 2020 - 1:42:59 PM

5058 posts since 9/21/2007

quote:
Originally posted by carmelite

Here is another few pics.


I think you posted this to the wrong discussion. 

Feb 16, 2020 - 1:45:32 PM

5058 posts since 9/21/2007

Post some photos of the banjo. Full front, back, side, peghead (front, back and side), heel, hardware, inside of the rim, side of the rim, and anything else of interest.

Please take the photos in a well lit area and in clear focus.

These Farris banjos were the only banjos built before the plectrum era that were designed for wire strings.

Feb 17, 2020 - 5:13:05 AM

rmcdow

USA

806 posts since 11/8/2014

Feb 17, 2020 - 7:04:21 AM

6876 posts since 8/28/2013

I like the part about the "harp of Heaven." I suppose one of their ad-men could have been there and knows how they sound and play, even though most ad-men go to the other place for their incessant lying.

Feb 17, 2020 - 8:34:46 AM

rmcdow

USA

806 posts since 11/8/2014

quote:
Originally posted by G Edward Porgie

I like the part about the "harp of Heaven." I suppose one of their ad-men could have been there and knows how they sound and play, even though most ad-men go to the other place for their incessant lying.


Maybe Ferris was referring to the fact that the banjolin in the ad has four strings, and everybody knows that the 5 string banjo was the harp of heaven, one step up from the four string.  

Hangout Network Help

View All Topics  |  View Categories

0.1865234